Johnson gives nearly $1M to schools

Updated: November 30, 2009, 4:36 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson on Monday awarded nearly $1 million in education grants to school districts in California, North Carolina and Oklahoma.

Johnson, who wrapped up his record fourth consecutive Cup championship in the Nov. 22 season finale, received more than 80 applications from schools in districts both he and his wife, Chandra, attended, as well as the greater Charlotte area, where they live.

The grants from the Jimmie Johnson Foundation totaled ...

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